How children's songs and books come to life at the cottage
We love a good party. We also love a good book. When it's a good book about a good party, well, everybody wins.
The Party has become an instant classic in our home.
A gift from my sister's in-laws, The Party is a written and illustrated by Barbara Reid. It's about going to a summertime backyard party.
From getting dressed in the prettiest party
The thing with toddlers is that parents get to see their little boys and girls enjoy new experiences that adults sometimes take for granted. Going to the library is something our toddler loves.
Whether it’s browsing the shelves, signing out books or entering through the “out” turnstile, he has lots of fun at our local public library.
Once a book makes it
When I was a kid, my family (which, at the time, included grandmothers, one grandfather, aunts, uncles, first cousins, second cousins, and any friends) would throw parties in the park.
We’d load up our coolers with cold drinks, food for the barbecue, deserts and salads. We’d also pack snacks and at least one watermelon. For fun and games, we’d bring soccer balls, footballs, baseballs and baseball gloves. Paper plates doubled as goal posts or bases.
Within days of our newborn arriving, I asked an old grad school pal who is the mother of two daughters for some advice on life with two.
2) Join a yoga class, ASAP.
3) Take lots of photos. Develop them. Put them in albums.
In the evenings after our toddler is asleep, I strap our
I love going to the zoo. And since becoming a dad, I have loved the idea of taking my kids to see the animals. There’s nothing like rediscovering simple pleasures with little ones.
As a kid, my first visits to the zoo were with my class and with my family on weekends. The monkeys were always hilarious, and the polar bears, playful. The lions looked absolutely